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CASINO NEWS
Gaming charity warns: People…
“Donate or be shamed”
I
T specialist Hermes SoftLab has named Matt Webb
as Sales Manager for Gaming. Webb, who previously
worked for a payment solutions firm and for Chartwell
B
ritain's Responsibility in Gambling Trust is appropriate that they make a contribution.” Games, will be based in London and work with clients
(RIGT) has relaunched as The Great throughout Europe.
Foundation with a pledge to Chairman of the Board of Trustees Andrew
aggressively pursue funding from all sectors Tottenham added: “We will, under our new Karl-Heinz Herrmann, Franz Hubinger and Rudolf
that benefit from gambling. name, now be seriously focusing on those Kern of entertainment electronics specialist TAB
who are shirking their social responsibility Austria Holding were rewarded for long service to the
The Great Foundation – with Great standing either by not supporting us at all or by making firm at a special company party. Workshop manager
for Gambling Research, Education and a donation which is far less than it should be, Hubinger has been with the firm since 1989, while field
Treatment – will research the extent and given the levels of revenue that they generate. service manager Kern and production manager
causes of problem gambling, as well as Herrmann have worked there for 30 years apiece, all of
paying for treatment of affected individuals “We are prepared to ‘name and shame’ by them beginning their TAB Austria careers at the old
and funding educational direct and indirect company premises in Traun.
programmes to encourage means,” he warned.
responsible gambling. Las Vegas entrepreneur Bob Stupak, whose first major
Under its new name, venture was the Vegas World hotel in 1979 and who built
It hopes to raise £5m the seven-year-old the Stratosphere tower in 1996, has died aged 67.
($8m) each year by targeting organisation will classify
not only the gambling sector donors as Great, Greater “Stupak, who had largely disappeared from the public
itself, but also other or Greatest. eye in recent years as his health deteriorated, will be
businesses that profit from remembered not just for owning a hotel, building a giant
gaming – such as banks, These designations tower or running unsuccessfully for office, but for the
media, and professional “will be awarded on a flair he brought to these and other endeavours,” wrote
advisers. 'widow’s mite' basis,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
the foundation said.
Director Geoffrey Godbold “They will not depend on Bill McQuade has been promoted to Senior Vice
said: “We feel justified in the actual amount President for North America at video security firm
pointing out to these donated but on the IndigoVision. The company is also hiring ten sales
stakeholders that they are generosity of the account managers, and relocating its technical
benefiting from the gambling donations against the support and marketing functions from Europe to
world in the same way that the size of the donors’ New Jersey.
operators are and therefore it
Geoffrey Godbold
operation”.
Adam McGregor is the new Executive Director of
Operations (Macau) at TCSJohnHuxley. Reporting to
Entergaming takes
Managing Director (Asia) Tristan Sjöberg, McGregor will
be responsible for administration and manufacturing,
WagerWorks content
service and support, and sales support for key Asian
accounts. Most recently he has been Director of
Casino Products for Stargames; previously, McGregor
B
ritish game content provider WagerWorks has led the poker division at Tabcorp.
added online sports betting and casino operator
Entergaming to its client roster. Entergaming joins Philip G. Satre will become Chairman of the Board of
high-profile names including Bet365, Betfair, Ladbrokes, Directors at International Game Technology (IGT) on 1
Quicksilver and Virgin in offering its customers games December. He takes over from T.J. Matthews, current
from WagerWorks, which also supplies content for Chairman and former President and CEO, who will
mobile and interactive TV platforms. remain on the board.
Titles from WagerWorks – a subsidiary of IGT – available An IGT director since January, Satre is also Chairman
Realistic roulette
through Entergaming include Cleopatra, Cluedo, and Wheel of Nevada Energy, and a board member at Nordstrom,
of Fortune Hollywood Edition. Rite Aid, Stanford University, and the National World War
Euroblock says its Star Roulette II Museum.
multiplayer game is aimed toward Oliver Lofthouse, Director and General Manager at
“more price-sensitive markets”. WagerWorks said, “We are delighted that Entergaming Satre worked at Harrah's from 1980 to 2005, as
Featuring a real casino roulette wheel has chosen WagerWorks games to expand their Chairman for the final eight years and previously in a
with automatic ball blow-out, the game portfolio. It is a partnership which helps us make range of positions including CEO of Harrah's
has six or eight play stations built in, WagerWorks games available to an even greater number Entertainment, President and CEO of Harrah's
each with a 19-inch or 15.4-inch LCD of players, and supports our development into Gaming Division, and Vice President, General Counsel
touchscreen. Continental Europe.” and Secretary.
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